My name is Jim and I pastor a church in the midwest. When my sons were diagnosed with autism I was devastated. I prayed fervently for their healing, especially for my younger son, Zechariah, who is completely non-verbal. But God seemed to tell me that they did not need to be healed, that I would miss out on all that he wanted to teach me if he answered that prayer. Then I got a promise from God’s Word. In the story of the birth of John the Baptist his father, Zechariah, becomes unable to speak because he doubted God’s promise to give him a son in his old age. When his son is born, Zechariah writes that his name will be John in obedience to God’s command. “Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.” (Luke 1:64, NIV) I believe that God will one day loose my Zechariah’s tongue as well and he will speak praises. That may happen here in this life or in the next. Either way I can help make his voice heard. This blog is meant to loose the tongue and speak the praises that God is revealing through my son, Zach.